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2014 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills

May 20-22, 2014
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Fla.

Stetson's annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference will take place Tuesday-Thursday, May 20-22, 2014, on our beautiful campus in Gulfport, Fla. This year's theme is "Teaching in the New World Order." Attendees will spend three days developing their teaching skills, learning new techniques, and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching. Everyone will leave well-equipped to empower their students to become better advocates. 

The 2014 schedule of conference topics included:

  • Teaching in the New World Order
  • A Holistic Approach to Teaching Advocacy
  • Storytelling: Many Paths to the same Destination - Finding the Heart of your Story
  • Developing Advocacy Approaches in a Brave New Electronic World
  • Coach, Mentor, or Something Else?
  • Communication Arts for the Professional
  • Advocacy Scholarship

We will continue our practice of inviting vendors to update you on the latest developments in advocacy-related products and teaching materials. 

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Advocacy

media/eleazer-portrait-tn.jpgStetson University College of Law is proud to announce the 2014 recipient of Stetson's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy is Stetson's own Professor Emeritus Bill "the Colonel" Eleazer. His work in establishing Stetson's reputation for excellence in ethical and effective trial advocacy is unmatched and we are excited about honoring him this May at our annual Conference.

Professor Eleazer focused his students on the ethical practice of law while maintaining the highest standards of both professionalism and competency in the art of advocacy.  His approach laid the foundation for the current discussion in legal education about what should be taught, how it should be taught, and why those choices matter now more than they ever have in the history of the academy.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, when we thank him for his many contributions to Advocacy.  The cost to attend the dinner only is $50. To register to attend the diiner, click on the conference registration above, where you can register to attend only the dinner.

A detailed schedule and list of instructors will be added within the next couple of weeks.

What Participants Have Said About Our Conference:

"The Stetson Advocacy Program combines a level of whole faculty commitment with student enthusiasm which makes it the envy of nearly all other skills instructors that I have met and worked with in the USA, in Australia, in Malaysia and in Japan."
-Hugh Selby, Law Faculty, Australian National University 

"I am not aware of any other program where you can spend a day as a trial advocacy instructor being critiqued on your was wonderful. Excellent."
-David Aaronson, Director, Trial Advocacy Program, American University

"This should be a required course for anyone teaching advocacy."
-Amelia Michele Joiner, Professor, Duquesne University School of Law